The Los Angeles Lakers‘ extremely disappointing 2021-22 NBA season officially won’t feature a playoff berth.

The Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 121-110 on Tuesday night to eliminate Los Angeles (31-48) from playoff — and play-in — contention in the Western Conference, and with three games still to go.

On the other side, the Suns — owners of the NBA’s best record by eight games — set their franchise record for wins in a season with 63.

The Lakers have lost seven games in a row. LeBron James sat out Tuesday night’s game with an ankle injury.

Basketball fans have had plenty of tweets — and jokes — on the Lakers officially being eliminated. Here’s a sampling of the social media reaction:

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